11 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Freedom at stake …”

    1. As you could guess, I chose this photo as a symbolic one, connecting the father of our nation and the values he upheld, and what’s happening to the freedom and free speech in our country…

      He’s been made just a show piece …

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    1. The character this person has chose to mimic is the father of our nation, ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ who fought against the British empire and led the freedom movement of India.

      Now, in the same country, our own government is acting as a colonial power and restricting the freedom of a section of the society. I had all things in my mind when I posted this image 🙂

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Victor 🙂

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  1. Sreejith I always appreciate when you complete the background behind your posts in the comments. There is a lot going on in that head of yours. Thank you for reminding us of the need to recall our history and the battles fought to make us a better nation (whichever nation), but also the need to recall how very easy it is slide back into past atrocities. I am in fear for my own country, which seems to be trying to demonize a couple of groups right now, and attacking the free press. Fighters like Mahatma Gandhi showed us how to resist.

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    1. Hello Crystal, I know it’s almost one year since you posted this comment here and I took this long to respond to it.

      My Apologies…

      But, the topic of discussion is becoming more and more relevant by each passing day, right?

      The Corona Pandemic, how it was handled by authoritarian leaders of different countries, the ‘black life matters’ protests etc; are perfect examples.

      I think, it’s really important to see how much people have changed due to all these and how they will react to regimes when basic human rights are at stake ?

      In India, we are facing it and I am sure that, the story is same in US, Brazil, Russia, China, Turkey and all.

      I do believe in the human spirit and hope to see a much better world, in post Covid times 🙂

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  2. I appreciated your commentary as well as the photo. I have stopped wondering what is happening to our world, as it’s all too evident what direction we’re going. I watched a documentary on Dolores Huerta last night, a woman who advocated for the farm workers in the U.S. Her slogan was “Si, Se Puede” or “Yes, We Can.” Dolores Huerta was herself influenced by Gandhi.

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    1. Dear Linda, I am so sorry for the delay in replying to your appreciative comments, it’s been almost an year 😦

      Thank you so much for your visit and sharing your thoughts 🙂

      Hope you are doing well and safe …

      The world has changed so much over last one year and the topic of our discussion has become even more relevant now, I feel.

      We are in the middle of a very interesting phase in human history and no idea when things will be back to normality. But I am hopeful that, there will be positive changes all over the world !

      Hope to read your books one day 🙂

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  3. Your post today is profound, Sreejith. I really appreciate the loving expression here, in the symbolic and touching photo, as well as your wisdom in the comments. The work of Gandhi toward peace and freedom must never dwindle, and the strength that you show, and those around you with similar courage and conviction, is important and necessary.

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    1. Dear Jet, My apologies for the long delay in responding to your thoughtful and appreciative comments !

      People like you, have been of great support and inspiration during my 7 year old blogging journey.

      Recently I have been quite inconsistent in blogging as I was leading an organization which works in sustainable community based tourism domain.

      I do believe, Mahatma Gandhi still inspires quite number of people around the world and quite interestingly, even the business model of my organization (kabanitour) is based on Gandhiji’s “Gram Swaraj” concept (self reliant villages).

      During these Covid times, the whole world is having second thoughts on globalization and many solutions are based on hyper localization.

      I am hopeful that, Gandhiji’s visions on sustainability and decentralized power will lead our way if we were to survive this gloomy phase.

      Through our wok, we wanted to demonstrate that, Gandhiji’s ideals are quite practical and make the life of common people in the villages much better.

      Thanks again and have a great day 🙂

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